More than just Seashells in the Eastern Caribbean

By Lori Verderame The Caribbean is a great site for sun worshippers as well as collectors. Seashells were the first collectibles dating back to the golden age of sea exploration. In the 1500s thru the 1800s, sailors brought home seashells of all kinds from exotic locales. These seashells were made into many different conversation pieces…

Sail, Sip & Savor Seoul, South Korea

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Seoul is a capital of contrasts—different but united–as emulated by the yin and the yang symbol on the South Korean flag. Steeped in history and tradition interwoven with its enormous commercial and technological success, this electronic wonderland is now one of the world’s largest city centers and…

Sail, Sip & Savor Halloween!

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Happy Halloween! Ghosts, goblins, black cats, bats and witches’ hats mark October 31st as a day and night filled with mystery and magic. Harvest folklore and festivities, celebrations and superstitions, tricks and treats, savory and sweet bites all play a part in the world’s oldest unique holiday….

Explore More: Haunted Key West

By: Terry Ward The attractive pastel-colored bungalows blooming with bougainvillea and happy-go-lucky Conch Republic citizens will likely be your first impressions during a port call in America’s southernmost slice of paradise. But delve deeper in conversation with the decidedly superstitious Key West locals and you’ll surely be regaled with fascinating tales of haunted places that…

Sail, Sip & Savor Taormina, Sicily

By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert Welcome to tantalizing Taormina –the Sicilian city that leaves a lasting impression thanks to its stunning scenery, captivating cultural highlights and delectable cuisine. Before finally becoming a part of the Italian Republic in 1860, Sicily was occupied by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Normans, the French and…

Randall Soy: “Today we opened reservations for our 2014-2015 Winter Collection and the response has been sensational.”

Today we opened reservations for our 2014-2015 Winter Collection and the response has been sensational. This new collection features cruises to Asia, Africa, South America, South Pacific, Caribbean, Europe and Alaska taking place from November 2014 through May 2015. The itinerary planning team worked to create a variety of voyages and unique destinations that are…